Say from whence you owe this strange intelligence? Or why upon this blasted heath you stop our way with such prophetic greeting? Speak, I charge you.”(328, 70-78) He is willing to kill his king whom he has fought valiantly for. He used to be a hero with his loyalty to his king and being good against evil. He was selfless and strong, but the witches’ words were so enticing and irresistible to him that he could not help but fall into sin.
Lady Macbeth convinces her husband to murder king Duncan by putting his manhood and courage at stake. Macbeth is represented as a tolerably good man up to the time when evil opportunity and a bad wife conspired to transform him into a villain. (Clayden) Since Macbeth was known as a genuinely good man, this desire he had to become king led him to take these huge risks in ruining his reputation. The Witches’ prophecies pushed Macbeth to a point of evil thoughts in order to get what he wanted. His uncontrollable desires led him to the point of evil, and the ambition is too strong for him to realize the wrong he is doing.
But after three witches give him a prophecy, he starts to betray other characters and becomes an evil malicious man. Therefore, by betraying others he is being scurrilous to his sense of humanity and how others view him. Macbeth’s betrayal of Duncan is the first major form of betrayal portrayed in the play. In short, Duncan trusts Macbeth full-heartedly, and Macbeth stabs him in the back. He does this because he is too malcontent with how he is currently living and is allured by the thought of what Duncan has: power.
The view of Macbeth as brave warrior changes, when Macbeth hears the prophecy of the witches. It is made clear that Macbeth is above all an ambitious man, completely consumed by those ambitions, particularly to power and advancement. The same scene also shows his tendency to doubting himself, making him look like a man with a weak character. The idea of becoming king of Scotland brings him great joy, but also causes him great worry and doubt about how to go at it. He eventually is manipulated into committing the crime by his wife, Lady Macbeth, who talks about his manhood and accuses him of lacking manliness.
Another instance of Macbeth's bravery is when Macbeth fights... ... middle of paper ... ...l him. Just because three witches tell Macbeth of his future, does not mean it is a true prophesy (Scott 281). All in all, Macbeth is a good man who is too easily persuaded by his wife to commit several awful deeds. Macbeth's ambition and disobedience gets him killed. It is true that Macbeth is given a prophesy to be King, and it is true that pressure is applied by his wife, but his ambition is what kills him in the end.
His lords grow angry and revolt successfully, after witches lure Macbeth into a false sense of security by further foretelling. In Macbeth, we see that, despite appearances of paradox, man’s goals of comfort and power are forever opposed in increment, though the two may decline together. The power from knowledge causes discomfort. As often has been said, ignorance is bliss. After Macbeth is promised the throne, Banquo asks why Macbeth is less than ecstatic.
It is as if they were able to poison his mind and alter his sense of moral and ethical judgment. Sadly, Macbeth struggles in trying to keep his position as well as killing people that can possibly harm him; thus, in the play Macbeth, Shakespeare illustrates the similarities and differences between Macbeth, Macduff and Banquo as all three characters serve to show ambition and the struggles in order to achieve their goals. Throughout the play, Macbeth is a tragic hero, Macbeth gets his fortune told by three witches, and after hearing this he becomes ambitious and greedy. Macbeth’s ambition was to be king and to become king he kill Duncan. Macbeth’s ambition is clearly demonstrated when he says, I am his kinsman and his loyal subject… Then I am his host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bare the knife myself… I have no... ... middle of paper ... ...end just to obtain his position as king.
Whiles I see lives, the gashes Do better upon them.” (V, viii). At the beginning of the play, we view Macbeth as being a hero who would defend his King and country against traitors. He also holds a lot of guilt about killing Duncan, and is commanded by his own wife to do so. When Macbeth progresses into a villain, he becomes more detached from Lady Macbeth and can make decisions without her. With this, he becomes more ruthless in his efforts to stay as the King of Scotland and people describe him as ‘This tyrant’ (V, iii) and ‘A dwarfish thief’ (V, ii).
"Yet I do fear thy nature, It is too full o' the milk of human kindness". Lady Macbeth is actually implying that she doesn't approve of his kind personality, and test his masculinity by a... ... middle of paper ... ...s brutally murdered Macduffs family he will not kill Macduff himself. He later acknowledges his flaw in misinterpreting the witches prophecies and, as a good soldier, refuses to surrender and faces death like a man - the man that his wife wanted him to be. Overall, I think that Macbeth did not deserve this line because fate had told him that these string of incidents would occur. It was partially his fault as he knew what would happen, but failed to prevent it from happening, and he not killed Duncan, he may have been king by a lawful way.
Our first impression of Macbeth is of a heroic, famous, popular man who is well liked by the King, Duncan. Duncan refers to Macbeth as ‘noble Macbeth’. (Act 1 Scene 2 L67) Macbeth craves the title of king greatly, but realizes that he will have to commit some horrible crimes to get that position. Macbeth is tempted to follow through with the acts because of two sources of external evil - the witches and his wife, Lady Macbeth. Macbeth was already ambitious, but this was only heightened by the women as they made those desires appear as though they were achievable.